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Alice Stay Hopeful Bracelet Stack-Mint
Alice Stay Hopeful Bracelet Stack-Mint

Alice Stay Hopeful Bracelet Stack-Mint

$22.00
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Our newest bracelet stack is named after one of the many incredible women we serve. Alice is one of our beloved Fashion & Compassion artisans and lives in the small and frighteningly poor village of Acholi, Uganda. She is an elder in her community and widely respected. Alice and our other artisans are experts at making paper beads.  It’s a simple skill and one that has made a tremendous difference in their lives, providing an income to their families and the entire community.

Details:
  • Stack of 6 bracelets
  • Approx. 7"L
  • Recycled paper beads & bronze seed beads
  • Purposefully made by women overcoming poverty in Uganda
  • Learn more about Alice's story here.
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    Where it's made

    Where it's made

    Yes, there is a Fashion & Compassion in Kampala, Uganda! Our founder, Michele, launched this initiative and in 2019 they were formed as an independent NGO. Our beloved Crisper and Doreen lead our artisan groups in 3 remote and extremely poor villages including Nakawuka, Acholi and Kalerwe. Women in these villages live on anywhere from 30 -50 cents/day and the need is greater than you can imagine. Yet, these women have a faith that runs deep and joyful spirits that are contagious! They are experts at making paper beads and we are continuing to help them learn new skills to broaden their opportunities. 
    How it's made

    How it's made

    Tribes in Uganda began making recycled Paper Beads as early as the 1930s, forming artisan coops to produce the beads for Western markets, giving their villages a lifeline and helping Ugandan women create a sustainable income stream for their families. Their eco-friendly approach includes utilization of discarded books, newspapers and magazines for their craft. Each bead is hand rolled from a triangle of paper, then coated with a durable resin to seal it and harden its exterior.  Our artisans in the remote villages of Acholi, Nakawuka and Kalerwe have become experts in the crafting of paper beads.
    Alice Stay Hopeful Bracelet Stack-Mint

    Alice Stay Hopeful Bracelet Stack-Mint

    $22.00